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is back home with his family after being held in north korea for more than a merrill newman arrives home today. his family called his time in north korea, "a difficult ordeal." melissa chan with that story. >> when merrill newman made the trip to remote north korea, he would not have known how much more difficult a journey it would turn out. after weeks in detention he's and with a simply message. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired but happy to be with my family now. tha thank you for the support we got. we appreciate it. >> merrill newman was a soldier in the korean war. he was no ordinarily soldier. the north koreans released this concession video by merrill newman, admitting his association to the white tigers. for newman, the war was ancient history. at the ready to fight off american propaganda. the two countries are technically at war, not having signed a peace treaty, and require the personal approval of kim jong un. why they decided to let merrill newman go now is a mystery. >> i'll have a chance to get a rest. he'll have more to say about his unusual and difficult journe
is back home in the u.s. meryl newman was detained in october on accusations he committed hostile acts against north korea. the country state news agency said he was deported from north korea as a humanitarian act, arriving in san francisco this morning. >> it has been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to see my family now. thank you all for the support we got. and very much appreciate it. >> newman thanked the swedish embassy, pyongyang, and the u.s. embassy in beijing to help secure his release. his release came as vice president joe biden toured the demilitarized zone between north korea and south korea. sorely --newman shortly after he learned of his release after wrapping up his trip to asia. organizers of a charity race involving prince harry are suspending the race because of bad weather conditions. they plan to continue the journey to the south pole. harry is a member of one of three teams involving injured soldiers who left last week. the teams will now be driven part of the route, then finish the final 70 miles on foot. 7 on your side with a health alert. doctors are r
cruz. meryl newman landed at sfo to a lot of fanfare. here is abc7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian with the developing store. >> meryl newman held on tight to the ones he missed most after being detained in north korea. and after traveling some 24 hours he is finally back in the bay area. >> it has been a great homecoming and i am tired and i am i am ready to be with my family. >> he and a man of few words. >> what is the first thing you will do when you make it back to your door? >> probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo, the newman family came to their second home in santa cruz. it is a house they owned for decades and once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. >> this is a photo taken this afternoon. they are not returning just yet to their primary residents in palo alto. yellow ribbons were tied as a symbol of meryl's safe return. the vice president joe biden who is in south korea had this to say about the korean war veteran's released. >> there is a good piece of news. they released someone they should never have had in the first place. >> the no
in santa cruz. merrill newman landed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: merrill newman held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco international airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their primary residence in palo alto, where yellow ribbons were tied by neighbors as a symbol of merrill's safe return. vice president joe biden had this to say. >> there is a piece of good news. the dprk today released someone
.s. veteran is home in america, reunite with his family. in a moment we'll hear from merrill newman about his tourist trip that ended in detention. >> it will be cold. temperatures across the nation will stay below average. right now it's minus 14. it feels like we are minus 45 degrees. we have bone-chilling conditions across the northern area of the country. going down to the northern plains, temperatures subzero. we are at 1 degree in minneapolis. not much of a warm up is expected. there's advisories particularly for the wind chills through the dakotas. with the cold air we are expecting to see snow before day's end. >> meanwhile, a veteran held by north korea for weeks has returned to his family in california. north korea detained 85-year-old merrill newman, while he was visiting places where he fought in the corey an war. >> when merrill newman made the trip to north korea, he would not know how difficult it would turn out. after weeks in detention, he's back in the u.s., looking healthy, wife by his side, with a simple message. >> good home coming. i'm tired, but i'm here with my family
. >> alexandra, thanks for that. >>. >> it will be quite a party when merrill newman's team touches down in san francisco. north korea freed the 85-year-old veteran last night after holding him for more than a month. authorities pulled him away from his organized tour group on october 26th and accused him of hostile acts. newman served in the korean war. north korean media recently aired what it called newman's apology. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance that dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what do you want to do, first thing? >> first thing, what would you like to do? >> go home and see my wife. >> i'm sure she's glad to hear that. that was not the apology. that's newman at an airport in beijing on his route back to california. also, another american, kenneth b bae, held in north korea for about 13 months. his relatives released a statement. here's part of it. they're hoping for a joyous reunion this holiday season. >>> and saying farewell to a man that many call a moral giant, a figure for the
is back in california this morning at a family home in santa cruz. merrill newman thed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [applause] >> reporter: he held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco enter in the airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their house yety yellow ribbons were tied as a symbol for his safe return. vice president biden had this to say. >> there's a piece of good news. they never should have had it in the first place. >> the
newman landed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: he held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco international airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their primary residence in palo alto, where yellow ribbons were tied by neighbors as a symbol of merrill's safe return. vice president biden had this to say. >> there is a piece of good news. the dprk today released someone they never should have had in the f
-old american veteran merrill newman. newman arrived at san francisco international airport about two hours ago to applause. he was holding his wife's hand. the north korean government released newman late last night. they'd been holding him in the country since october. as you might imagine, newman says he is thrilled to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming. and i'm tired but ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> noelle walker is at san francisco international airport. what more do we know about the circumstances that led to merrill newman's release? >> reporter: we know very few things. we know that north korea released him because of his age. he's 85 years old. and because of his health. early into him being held, his family was able to get some medication to him. medication that he needed. so we know that he has a health condition, that his family was concerned about. they certainly have to be very relieved to see him back here today, craig. >> what did he say his first order of business was going to be? >> reporter: somethi
, a national security council spokes woman urged north korea to let 85-year-old merrill newman return home to the united states. newman is a korean war veteran. he was detained in october as his tour group was leaving the communist country. over the weekend korean state media released this video of newman reading a handwritten, scripted apology for so-called crimes committed during the korean war. the u.s. is also pushing for the release of a second american, kenneth bae, who's been in prison since last year. bae's sister spoke to chris cuomo about the last time she heard from her brother. >> last time we've had any news of kenneth when my mother was visiting back in october so she was there from the 11th through the 14th and she got to visit him in the hospital and we haven't had any updates since and at that time, i think his condition had improved some because he had been hospitalized for several months but, you know, he has chronic conditions that require ongoing attention by his doctors at home which is why he needs to come home now. >> help us understand that a little bit. was he inj
for more than a month. meryl newman is spending time at his home. this photo was provided by the santa cruz sentinal. newman who came back to the u.s. was kept in a comfortable hotel room and not a cell. he was well fed and he said that is not my english when asked about the apology he read from north korea more than a week ago. he said his wife is in control of his passport. >>> demonstrators outside the consulate in san francisco. many ukrainians believe an agreement with the european union will open the board with a trade and help to modernize the country. >>> a possible witness is helping in the search for a bay area family missing after their plane crashed in idaho. they were heading from oregon to montana when the pilot reported engine trouble. weekend storms hampered the search for gail smith and his family. a witness says he heard the plane bank and then drop. >>> firefighters cleaned up a huge mess in san francisco tonight. a large tree fell along pine street and blocking all three lanes. nobody was hurt. the tree did damage a pick up truck. >>> the 49ers played their last regular
the veteran mor captive for mor c than a month. meryl newman is spending time at his home. this photo was provided by the santa cruz sentinal. newman who came back to the u.s. was kept in a comfortable hotel room and not a cell. he was well fed and he said that is not my english when asked about the apology he read from north korea more than a week ago. he said his wife is in control of his passport. >>> demonstrators outside the consulate in san francisco. many ukrainians believe an agreement with the european union will open the board with a trade and help to modernize the country. >>> a possible witness is helping in the search for a bay area family missing after their plane crashed in idaho. they were heading from oregon to montana when the pilot reported engine trouble. weekend storms hampered the search for gail smith and his family. a witness says he heard the plane bank and then drop. >>> firefighters cleaned up a huge mess in san francisco tonight. a large tree fell along pine street and blocking all three lanes. nobody was hurt. the tree did damage a pick up truck. >>> the 4
spent most of his time there in a hotel room. korean war veteran merill newman was taken into custody more than a month ago while on a tourist trip. now he tells the santa cruz sentinal he was well fed and kept comfortable when asked about his televised apology newman said that's not my english. he added his wife now controls his passport. >>> a stanford medical team is back home after spending two weeks in the philippines, helping with the typhoon haiyan relief efforts there. now they work six days a week treating about 200 patients a day. they say the weather made things difficult and was very draining. while they were there to provide medical and emotional support. >> just been listening about their stories and i think they feel good, our presence actually makes them feel good. and they are very grateful for that. >> members of the team say while the devastation is widespread, they did see rebuilding taking place. they say the spirit of the phillipine people gives them a sense of optimism. in the u-n is looking into allegations that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the philippi
newman receiving a warm welcome in san francisco and greeted by his son and wife. north korea gave no reason why they let him go but newman said he's grateful to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming and i'm tired but ready to go with my family. thank you all for the support we got. very much appreciate it. >>> all smiles. newman's family and the white house calling for the release of another american, kenneth bae. he's been held in north korea for over a year now. >>> a shaky weekend in central oklahoma. a magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattling towns near oklahoma city saturday. >> things fell off the wall. things fell off shelves. at first you don't know what's happening and then it sort of settles down and you can take inventory. >> luckily no other major damage or injuries reported. this quake comes just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever reported in the state, a magnitude 5.6 back in 2011. >>> 60 survivors attend an anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. a moment of silence was observed at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombings began. >> it was
ended ohio state's 24-game win streak. >>> and a smiling merrill newman is back home again in palo alto, california. the 85-year-old korean war veteran was freed by north korea after being detained there for more than a month. he arrived in san francisco saturday afternoon. the north koreans accused him of committing what they called hostile acts during the korean war. he was released after he made a public apology. >>> a memorial later today to honor actor paul walker at the site outside los angeles where the star of "the fast & furious" movies died in a violent car crash just over a week ago. thousands of people, fans and car enthusiasts are expected at the event. a group organizing the event says that one of the cars that walker drove in the films will be at the memorial. filming on the seventh installment of that series has been put on hold now. >>> and a charity race in the south pole with britain's prince harry is being scaled back due to harsh weather conditions. imagine that in the south pole. organizers now say they're suspending the competitive part of that trip. the trek itse
veteran meryll newman says he was treated well during his confinement. he reunited with his family yesterday after landing at sfo. after declining to be interviewed today he did tell the santa cruz centinal that he was well fed and kept in a hotel room. he also confirmed he did not write the letter heard last week. >>> today was designated as a day of reflection for the late african president mandela. countless prayers were said for nelson mandela. >> reporter: 64-year-old cofana has been coming here to the regina church her entire life. >> it's a special mass for mr. mandela. every time he came up from the islands, he would say peace. so that he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: during a struggle against aparthide people used to run to this church when they were trying to hide. there's still bullet holes on the windows. >> we used to run and come to this church to pray to god so that he can come and assist us because we were in trouble during that time. >> reporter: life for his 4- year-old grandson starkly different. and once the seat of the aparthide government, thanks for the ma
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of merrill newman told the press that he led a guerilla group in the korean war. it was one of the army's special forces units. veterans said it was hated and feared by north korea. merrill newman was pulled from an airliner six years ago after visiting north korea as a tour iment. >> an american man imprisoned in cuba is appealing for help. he was arrested in cuba whilst trying to set up an internet for the community. the only way he'll be released is with the president's help. the white house said it's trying to secure his relief. the president has engaged other figure to use their influence with cuba to promote the release. the cuban government made clear the importance that the united states places on his welfare. >> gross's wife said he lost a lot of weight and his hopes are fading. >>> according to research, for the first time in four decades a majority of americans say the u.s. is less powerful than it was a decade ago. 70% think the u.s. is less respected by other counties than in the past. moth of those polled 68% believe the u.s. military is the strongest in the world. u.s. an
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